I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few
It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.
A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.